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The Black Pope

The Black Pope

Written by Allen Upward

Story 12 of 12 contained in the collection Secret History of To-Day - The death of Pope Leo XIII in 1902 presented a challenge for the new king of Italy. To resolve that problem, he contacted Andrea V with a job offer. He hires V, who had in the past worked a mission or two for the Vatican, to be his secret agent in the Conclave to elect the new Pope, and in so doing help make sure the Cardinal of the King's choosing is elected.